Those rainbow colors you saw in last week’s Yarn Along post are now woven into the most amazing sock pattern that is doing them justice: Edwardian Boating Socks (Ravelry link). I love how the slipped stitches are creating a woven-like fabric and interesting checker pattern. These sections charm me even more than the ones with the little Vs on them—those were the showstoppers when I originally chose the pattern.
I should add that I’m pleased with the lovely coincidence of the little Vs appearing in rainbow order. How did that happen? I love this pattern, which is much easier to execute than the results would make you think. : ) I forgot to mention last week that the yarn is Knit Picks' Stroll Handpainted in colorway County Fair.
On the new-pattern-development front, here is a sneak peek of my latest original design:
And I’m not telling what it is. Can you guess?
The first person to guess correctly will win a free PDF of the pattern on launch day! So, what are you waiting for? Leave a comment with your best guess -- contest entries will remain open until next week’s Yarn Along post, where I'll announce the contest winner.
Don’t want to enter the contest because you’re not sure what this pattern is for? Afraid you won't want some blobby cotton thing with X's and O'x on it? Don’t worry—I’m pretty sure you’ll like it. : ) I swear it'll be much cooler-looking when it's finished. Thanks for playing along!
On the reading front, I’m rereading An Irish Country Doctor because I still haven’t had time to go to the library. This was one of the first books I went out and bought after Nathan was born, so it has fond memories attached to it. The story is good, the characters are great (likable characters really do it for me) and I’m Irish, so I really enjoy the culture and the lingo.
Nathan is still loving Good Dog, Carl, and it’s the only thing keeping him still on the changing table these days. Thank God for Carl! I plan on getting other books from the Carl series, one by one to keep him occupied. : ) The illustrations are mesmorizing for both of us, and it's a fun book to "read" together.
Thank you, everyone, for your encouraging comments on my knitting week after week. As always, I'm linking up to Ginny's Yarn Along on Small Things on Wednesday.